Free-For-All: Przewalski’s Horse

Visual Kraft Design’s digital portrait depicts the past, present, and future of Przewalski’s horse with a combined composition containing three separate portraits. This combination created an interesting composition that was enhanced with a unified color scheme made up of mostly warm colors that emphasized the wild horse’s pelt.


Free-For-All: Bilby

Visual Kraft Design used digital media to represent Australia’s rebrand of the Easter Bunny to the Easter Bilby. This colorful illustration presents a curious bilby guarding a nest of brightly colored and heavily patterned eggs. The background is filled with large bilby shapes that symbolize traditional chocolate bilbies though they blend cohesively with the background due to their foliage coloration.

Koala Host Train & FFA

Free-For-All: Koala

Sarah used digital media to depict an emotional scene of a mother koala and her baby. This beautifully haunting piece used muted colors to depict the suffocating smoke of the Australian bushfires and a pop of bright orange tones to enhance the vibrant light of the blaze. With a baby koala peering into the viewer’s eyes, the spectator feels challenged to act in order to help the koalas in their plight.


Free-For-All: Gulbaru Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Nenelink painted an 8″x10″ monochromatic acrylic painting of the small Gulbaru leaf-tailed gecko in shades of blue and violet. Emphasizing the blotchy, patterned visual texture of the reptile against a busy, impressionistic background, Nene utilized the gecko’s strengths to create a beautiful piece of work.


Free-For-All: Bald Eagle

Sarah redrew one of her first artworks from about four years ago and her artistic improvement is inspiring. This illustration depicted a noble bald eagle amidst a rainbow gradient background with an aura of colors reflecting within its eyes. Keeping with the theme of lustrous colors, this improved piece captures the same theme with a refined attention to detail.


Free-For-All: Javan Rhinoceros

Shadowind painted a vibrant digital composition that featured the Javan rhinoceros walking through some shallow waters deep in the rainforest. This composition allows the viewer to feel as if they have walked right into Ujung Kulon National Park and are witnessing the gentle rhinoceros wading through the waters right before them. With the sunlight piercing the thick foliage and the waters rippling softly, a beautiful scene was depicted.


Free-For-All: Ring-Tailed Lemur

Arvemis created a unified composition of a lemur resting on a tree branch. This digital illustration blended the warm brown tones of the lemur and branches with the cool tones of the foliage surrounding them to create a pleasantly calming color palette. With a dappled lighting effect, the entire scene was painted with a soft, warm light that highlighted the bright fur of the lemur. With a curled, striped tail, the lemur allows the viewer to focus on its detailed face, move down along the composition, and return to the main focal point.


Free-For-All: Virginia Opossum

Mahle Lynn created a whimsical, nearly achromatic piece drawing inspiration from the Virginia opossum’s black, white, and pink color scheme. This piece shows a young woman with opossum characteristics, front and center, surrounded by a background of opossums in all different poses. With another opossum perched on her shoulder, her affinity for the marsupial is clearly demonstrated.